Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancer, also called Sclerosing Basal Cell Cancer, is an uncommon variant of Basal Cell Cancer that I encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers clinically appear like a scar and have ill defined borders. Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers induce a fibrotic reaction in the dermis so the cancer cells are in thin strands allowing them to infiltrate into the skin. Thus, they are more difficult to treat and have a higher incidence of recurrence. Treatment for Morpheaform Basal Cell Cancers is surgical using either wide excision or Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
December 25, 2010
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.
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